RCIA “Rite of Christian Initiation” for the 2017-2018 will begin I September. If you are still interested please call the office. RCIA will be taught by Father Vega, so please call the office for more information.
RCIA is for adults (18 and over)who want to know more about our Catholic faith, as well as those who wish to inquire about our beliefs, looking to being baptized or received into the Church. There are also Rites at various stages of the process where candidates are introduced to the parish community and gradually make a decision about joining us. Classes are from 7pm-9pm with Father Vega in English or Spanish. Day of the week still pending!
Please call the Parish office for more information and registration at 954-741-7800. Classes are FREE!
What is the RCIA?
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the process for initiation into the Catholic Church. It is a restoration of the catechumenate, which was the early church’s practice around the 3rd and 4th centuries. The Congregation for Divine Worship prepared it and Pope Paul VI approved it in 1972. It was approved for use in the United States in 1974. In 1986, the United States catholic Conference approved the ritual edition that included additional combined rites (for both the unbaptized and uncatechized baptized) and the national statutes. It is now mandated in all parishes.
Who is the RCIA for?
- Persons in need of Baptism
- Persons baptized in another Christian faith but interested in becoming Catholic
- Persons baptized Catholic in need of First Communion and / or Confirmation